Autumn Leaves

I spent a couple of weeks working on setting up a skydome for a last call autumn pic. I’d hoped to get it up Thanksgiving weekend, but we had too much fun in RL. So here it is, just before I move into holiday/winter frenzy!

When I got to thinking about this post, I decided on the title Autumn Leaves. I liked the play on words, as we transition into winter! We had a freakishly warm autumn here in Colorado (not good for wildfires). But tonight it’s properly cold and snowing and both things make me feel settled and peaceful.

In my Turnip’s Skydome, however, it’s still looking pretty autumnal. If you look closely, there are a few signs a touch of snow fell recently, but mostly it’s about a cozy stone cottage, sitting by the fire, enjoying cozy blankets and settling in with a warm pumpkin spice latte and some good books.

Autumn Leaves

LAQ’s second mesh head is called Maxine. It’s gorgeous, and feels very impish when worn with the default skin applier Evelyn (included in HUD w/purchase)! It’s one of the heads that feels most “me,” although I readily admit I am a bit of a chameleon when it comes to my avatar’s face. Of course, the LAQ heads are OMEGA compatible out of the box, but I definitely recommend demoing skins that aren’t made for them specifically, as they won’t all look right.

Thoughtful & Thankful

Finally, this last pic is really a collage of 3 pics. I strongly encourage you to follow the link to Flickr to see it full size so you can take in all the details.

Thanksgiving Cottage

Hope those of you in the US had a lovely Thanksgiving!

~Lucie

Credits:

Fashion
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Maxine mesh head w/default applier
IKON: Sovereign Eyes – Dusk
Truth: Deja Hair – VIP GROUP GIFT (you can still join the group for L$350 and get it in the gift fatpack)
Neve: Off-Kilter outfit – plaid
Cae: Gilmore bracelet (recent group gift)
Izzie’s: Thigh high knit socks
fri.day: Charity boots – Buck

Decor

Exterior
Trompe Loeil – Kenna Cabin
+Half-Deer+ Lighted Pathway – Stars
Lark – FC Autumn Bucket
Lark – FC Autumn Crate (B)
{what next} Bramley Rocking Chair (rustic) – Autumn
{what next} Autumn Bicycle Decor
{what next} Fall Harvest Wheelbarrow
{vespertine- autumn wooden sign}
[we’re CLOSED] grass field dry 03 – random
JIAN :: Red Fox Burrow
Jian – Ash Trees
Little Branch: WildGrass*1Li{Autumn}
Sari-Sari – Cart with Leaf Sack
Sari-Sari – Laying Sack and Rake
Botanical: Aspen trees
Turnip’s: Skydome with Autumn add-on

Interior (by area)

Table/kitchen
[ARIA] Savannah Dining Table
[ARIA] Savannah Dining Chairs
PA // FOOD – Turkey
Lost Junction: BYGASG – Vegetable Plate (gives vegetables)
Lost Junction: Holiday Party – Butterdish
Lost Junction:BYGASG – Bread Plate (gives bread)
{what next} Fall Apples Centrepiece (VIP Group Gift)
{what next} Spiced Pumpkin Cocktail Tray
dust bunny . autumns calling . plate setting
dust bunny . autumns calling . wine bottle
{what next} Autumn Leaves Wreath
Cheeky Pea: Autumn Step Frame White
hive // winter hutch
NOMAD // Swedish Bowl with Apples
KittyCatS Breedable cat
O.M.E.N – Family Dinner – Mason Jar Lit Candles
Sway’s [Tess] Plates & Cups
Kalopsia – Pumpkin Cup – Stack
Kalopsia – Pumpkin Teapot
Apple Fall Pumpkin – Sweet Dumpling I
Sari-Sari – Cafe Happy – Kitchen Jars
Kalopsia – Painted Jar – Red
MishMish – Sweet Fall Table w/table cloth Light
MishMish – Mini Pumpkin Pies
{vespertine} – poetic autumn / fresh apple pie 3
{what next} Autumn Picture Shelf 1
Trompe Loeil – Antique Kitchen Sink
Trompe Loeil – Antique Wood Cookstove Ivory
Trompe Loeil – Antique Icebox Ivory w/crate
Ariskea[Mellow ] Autumn Poppy Flower [Orange]

Living Area
DISORDERLY. / LD / BOOKSTACK / PILED
DISORDERLY. / LD / DECAYED URN
Cheeky Pea: Kendra Cozy Fireplace Cuddle Blanket
Trompe Loeil – Kenna Woodstove short stack
DIGS – Larkspur Fire Tools
JIAN Sleeping Husky Gift (The Arcade December 2016 Round)
Cheeky Pea: Autumn Hues Cuddle Seat
Lark – FC Basket of Blankets
{what next} Autumn Picture Shelf 2
Kalopsia – Cecilia’s Shelf – Iron
8f8 – Storyteller’s Burrow – Coffee Table
{what next} Vermont Hot Chocolate Tray (Pumpkin Everything)
ISPACHI [EMERSON] Pumpkins on Stack of Books
+Half-Deer+ Kerfluffle Sheep II – Autumn Love
Cheeky Pea: Rainy Cuddle Couch Autumn (PG)
Cheeky Pea: Autumn Hues Pinecone Wall Hanging

Phew… that was a lot to credit. If I missed something, please let me know and I’ll tell you what it was!

Chocolate Desires

Chocolate is a serious thing. ~Deanna Troi

I very much believe Counselor Troi had the right idea where chocolate was concerned. I mean, it is a serious thing. So the Artisan Fantasy Chocolate Shoppe set for The Epiphany, with all its goodies, spoke to me right away. I mean, c’mon! Truffles… boxes of beautifully wrapped chocolate gifts. I love the wrappings just as much as the chocolates insides sometimes! It’s fun. It feels so posh to buy a box of Godiva all beautifully wrapped for the holiday (whichever one it happens to be!). The cute polka dot lingerie I’m wearing are common items from Blueberry’s Epiphany set, the gorgeous bed is from Sway’s. It was at the December round of Uber, so if it’s not yet in her Mainstore, I imagine it should be soon. The chair in the little room behind me is from Brocante, but through tomorrow you can grab it at the Love To Decorate event. Brocante is the new name for collaborations between floorplan and Consignment, and Brocante items can be found here, along with floorplan’s items. The fawn over the chair is at the floorplan mainstore, and the sign over the bed is a floorplan release for Collabor88. My sparkly, glittery hair is from Olive for The Epiphany. I love the sexy, bedhead look of this one!

Chocolate Desires

Before I go, I leave you with this little clip where Deanna Troi demonstrates how to savor an ice cream sundae!

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion:
Belleza: Freya mesh body
LeLutka: Simone mesh head
Lara Hurley Skins: Cerise applier – rose pale
Olive: Tiffany hair – Rare – Crazy Glitter The Epiphany
Blueberry: Flirt panties – polka dot – Angel The Epiphany
fri.day: Veronica pumps – flora

Decor:
Roost: Lakeside basement house
Sway’s: Rosalie bed – romantic – copper, Rosalie nightstand – copper, Rosalie picture frame – copper, book with glasses
Artisan Fantasy: Chocolate Shoppe – Gift Boxes 1, Truffles Set, Copper Lamp The Epiphany
Brocante: linen chair & pillow / audrey
floorplan: wire fawn (mainstore), hope wire Collabor88

Puppies’ Paranormal Pizza Party!

One Autumnal night, Seamus the shiba inu found himself the unwilling pup sitter of his three younger siblings, Shawn, Shannon and Shelia. You see, the pups had discovered their house was haunted! Their human begged them to come spend the night with her outside in the tent, but the pups had other ideas! A paranormal pizza party with their new friends! So, Seamus was left in charge of the others. Sheila ordered the pizzas. Shannon tried to dress up as a ghost herself, but it didn’t quite work out as planned. Shawn poked his head out the window to try to get one of the other ghosts to join them inside… and after consuming a hearty helping of candy corn, Seamus fell asleep with a good book on the spooky rug in front of the pumpkin fireplace. He hadn’t the heart to tell Shawn, Shannon and Sheila that ghosts don’t eat, but he trusted his siblings were up to the task of devouring the pizzas on their own!

It was a fantastical night, except maybe for the shibas’ poor human, who was more than a tiny bit frightened of all the paranormal partying. But even she managed a good night’s sleep, tucked inside her cozy, starry tent.

It was an autumn night not soon to be forgotten!

The end.

Puppies' Paranormal Pizza Party

Cheeky Pea released this incredible Halloween Kitsch set for Uber’s new round, which was a Designer’s Choice edition. It’s absolutely adorable, and I’m not using all of it here, either. Definitely check it out for your Halloween decorating needs.

The pups are half Theosophy and the other two are Half-Deer. Both are available at the current round of The Arcade, which is coming to close soon!

This beautiful, one room cottage is a new release from DaD Designs for The Fantasy Collective. There are two versions of The Bayou Cottage, and one includes a deck. Sadly, I live in the sky so I am using the version without. However, what I really love about this house is how versatile it feels. While I can absolutely imagine it in a bayou, it works well in my mountain country inspired sky, too. The beautiful, pumpkin filled fireplace is a Collabor88 release from Pilot, and I absolutely had to have it.

Out the window, you can see me, sleeping in one of Sway’s adorable tents from The Arcade. This is one of the rares, but they’re all beautifully done and definitely must haves! I am wearing new releases from Neve by coldLogic. I will be blogging this outfit in full detail later this week, but the top is breeze, in the lively option and the leggings are zeezee, also in the lively version. Stay tuned to see a full, closer snap of this in a few days!

~Lucie

Credits:
DaD Designs: The Bayou Cottage (no deck) The Fantasy Collective
Theosophy: Shiba Inu (Sleeping In / White), Shiba Inu (Pizza’s Here) RARE The Arcade
Half-Deer: Shiba Inu – Sleepy, Shiba Inu – Better View The Arcade
Half-Deer: Spilled Candy Corn – Original – Pile
Cheeky Pea: Halloween Kitsch Set – Boo Ribbon Wreath, Lady Ghost, Little Lass Ghost, Jack-o-Lantern, Pumpkin Lights, Spider Rug, Sir Bones Art Uber
Atelier Visconti: Mont Blanc Step Stool
Pilot: Pumpkin Fireplace Collabor88
Boogers: Candy Corn Bear The Arcade
Sway’s: Camp out Tent – starry night RARE, Camp Out Oil lamp – starry night The Arcade
Studio Skye: Enchanted woods trees, autumnal textures
Jian: Beaumont Brick Fence

Puppy Dreams

I’ve been a bit creatively blocked recently. RL has been stressful, and I’m sure that’s part of it. So I took about a week because I really just hate to force blogging. It’s inauthentic for me, and I always despise the pics I do if I’m forcing it. I want to love it. I decided to do a home decor scene for you. I find that decorating often helps me “unblock,” and between various events I had plenty to show you.

It’s Collabor88’s 4th birthday, so this round is huge. The theme is Daydream, and there’s so much lovely to be had. You might have trouble getting in, but brace yourself because once you do you’re likely to leave broke (I know I did)! But it’s worth it! I loved these flottante puppies from {anc} and I knew I needed to have a set. I got the cream. The house I’m using is Scarlet Creative’s Collabor88 item, and the journal on the side table with the latte is from Pixel Mode, and also at Collab.

Puppy Dreams

The bed is also from Pixel Mode, along with the nightstand and pitcher, but that is available at Shiny Shabby, which closes on the 15th. The chair, table and book piles are from Cheeky Pea, for Uber’s current round. The pretty vase on the table is Uncertain Smile for Illusion Point, and the candle stick next to the bed is from Paper Moon, also at Illusion Point (which ends August 18th). The adorable jar on the table is by Sway’s for the Fantasy Gacha Carnival.

Definitely be sure to check out all of these great events… for these releases and plenty more!

~Lucie

Credits
Scarlet Creative: Tree Gazer House Collabor88
Pixel Mode: Millmoon Bed, side table and pitcher & basin Shiny Shabby
Pixel Mode: Dream Journal & Latte Collabor88
{anc}: flottante puppies sit b, lay a and lay b Collabor88
Cheeky Pea: East Side Side Chair w/ Pillow, East Side End Table, Book Decor Dollarbie Shortstack, Book Decor Dollarbie Uber
Sway’s: Jar World – Sky (RARE) Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Sway’s: Cozy Nook Rug – Letter, Birdcage photo holder – silver patina
Uncertain Smile: Ancient tall vase – Pink Illusion Point
Paper Moon: Ornate Candlestick & Candle Illusion Point
Studio Skye: Enchanted Woods trees

A place for slumbering

The Home Show 2015 is still going, and if you haven’t been yet you’re definitely missing out on some great home decor items and builds. I’m not going to chatter on tonight, but everything in the below pic can be found at The Home Show, so check the credits and go hunt down the items you just have to have!

A place for slumbering

The Home Show runs through May 31st… here’s the slurl! And here’s a link to the sim map.

~Lucie

Credits:
Fetch: Artist Studio Skybox
Artisan Fantasy: Mission Bedroom Set bed, frame cluster, bedside table, trunk, Tripod Candle Group
oyasumi: retro chair – green
Brixley: Cecelia mirror
Soy: Hanging Edison bulbs – wide
Fancy Decor: Wood Clock – Black & Silver
Sway’s: Peony set – Flowerpot with plant
Culprit: Grrrmbah – Frenchie Pilot
Roawenwood: Canvas Yoga & Tai Chi Mat 1, Meditation Garden Potted Bamboo

Home Sweet Home Show

The Home Show is one of my favorite events in SL. It’s always well designed, easy to navigate (great for someone who gets lost so easily) and looks adorable every year. Plus, there are awesome stores, and I always get to discover new things and fall in love all over again with old favorite designers. And anyone who knows me is fully aware of my obsession with changing houses in SL! In the below pics, ALL items except my Turnip’s skydome can be found at this year’s Home Show. Like the adorable little cottage from tarte, and the lovely garden shed from Sway’s, both seen below. The gorgeous trees are from Jian, a brand new store by one of the designers behind the beloved SL store Dysfunctional Designs.

Home Sweet Home Show

Falling in love again with a designer I already know? Oh, yeah. Look at these adorable fawns from Half-Deer. I dare you not to fall in love. And something new, to me at least… Terrashop! Look at the lovely tulips.

Shelter from the storm

Window Seat

Through open windows, dreams can enter

Be sure to check Home Show out today! It runs through May

The Home Show

~Lucie

Credits:
Outside:
Turnip’s: Skydome 2.0 (60×60) w/spring texture hud add on
tarte. weathered shack
Sway’s [Peony] Garden Shed (linked), [Peony] Flower box
Jian – Ash Tree (Triple), (Tall), (Large)
Terrashop: Rose Tulips, Pink Geranium on a Chair
+Half-Deer+ Sleeping Deer Fawn – Snow
+Half-Deer+ Quiet Deer Fawn – Chocolate

Inside
MudHoney Round Trestle Table – Pine
MudHoney Natalie Chair – Floral
Myrrine: Lemonade glasses from Lemonade Stand
Second Spaces – Rhodes windowseat – grey
Second Spaces – step shelves – brown
[Brixley] Cecelia mirror
Fancy Decor: Warm Words (Home), (Forever & Always)
Terrashop: Crocuses in the Cup

Bohemian Rhapsody

So, here’s a secret. I love boho style. Okay, maybe that’s not much of a secret, but it’s still true. So when I heard the latest round of Uber had a bohemian theme, I knew I was in glorious trouble… the sort that gets you grounded as a teenager but it is so worth it you don’t even care. That sort of trouble. Add in some things from the wonderful new Shiny Shabby event and I was a double goner.

First, a bit of decor. I love rugs. I think there tends to be a major shortage of well done rugs in SL. So when I saw the rugs Junk had done for Uber, I was elated and knew they must be mine. The flipped up edge of this rug made me think of the adorable puppy and kitten playing that Ispachi did for December’s Arcade. It seems like this is a rug that had been frolicked on! The pile of books is Zerkalo, from their gacha at Shiny Shabby, and the rose in the vase on top of that is from the floorplan/Consignment collaboration that is (appropriately) part of Collabor88 this round. The gorgeous drapes are also at Collab, from Half-Deer. And I have to say, I rarely buy curtains/drapes in SL. I’ve seen other people make them work in amazing ways, but I always feel like I fail. These were so beautiful I couldn’t resist, and I thought they dressed up the brick wall of my llorisen skybox nicely!

Boho Buddies

In the next pic you get a mix of fashion and decor… this insanely gorgeous skin, with its luscious pout is Alice from Glam Affair. Alice is available at both Kustom 9 and Shiny Shabby right now, but this particular makeup is from the Shiny Shabby edition. My hair is also from Shiny Shabby. It’s by Tableau Vivant and it’s the debut of a new “frizzy” texture hud. Which, btw, I love. Maybe it’s because I have naturally curly hair in RL… though my frizz never manages to look quite this, well… cool? The outfit is Foxes for Uber… the tops and skirts are sold separately and come in lots of colors. I’m not usually into gold, but this I liked enough to overlook the gold (and on the peach it’s kind of a rose gold more than a gold gold which helps). The posters and couch bed thingy (that’s a technical term) are both from tarte at the current Uber… the stars are from tarte from the last Uber. The scroll with the arrow is another of floorplan’s February Collabor88 offerings.

Boho chic

On a personal note, I’m finally off that wretched medication that was making me have near-daily migraines, and I’m feeling a lot better. So expect more from me in March than you got in February!

~Lucie

Credits:
Pic 1
Sway’s: Pohoda Wicker Chairs Uber
Junk: round boho rug – turquoise Uber
Ispachi: Cherished moments – Paws & Claws RARE (past Arcade)
Consignment & floorplan: Rose in a Bottle Collabor88
Half-Deer: Fairy Curtain – Tied – Cream Collabor88
Zerkalo: Pile of books 2 Shiny Shabby

Pic 2:
Glam Affair: Alice skin – American 01 Shiny Shabby
Tableau Vivant: Shiny Hair – Naturals 1 Shiny Shabby
Buzzeri: Bewitched eyes – Honey
Foxes: Tarot top & skirt – peach tarte. boho corner lounger (sky) – PG
Cae: Anna ring
SLink: mesh hands – casual
Hello Dave: This Heart nail appliers
Pure Poison: Valeria necklace
Ploom: Kerosene pose 2 (curvy)

tarte: boho corner lounger – sky, boho wall art Uber
tarte: star string lights
floorplan: arrow scroll Collabor88

In both pics
llorisen: ciaran skybox

Whatever will be, will be

“…the future’s not ours to see. Que sera, sera.”

Always liked that song, and for some reason looking at these pics made it pop into my head. Though as I was shooting, I was listening to Closer To Fine, by the Indigo Girls, and a line from that amazing song stuck in my head and became the title of the first picture below: “The less I seek my source for some definitive, the closer I am to fine.”

Apparently, I’m feeling a need to just let it all go, and accept and move on without obsessing. Easier said than done, but sometimes a worthy endeavor in and of itself!

But if you’ve got a desire to have your SL fortune told, I’m happy to do it… and with this beautiful set Sway’s did for the Fantasy Gacha Carnival, and the beautiful, futuristic, curve hugging ensemble ISON released at Uber (which totally feels like something Deanna Troi would wear in her off hours), I feel fully prepared to gaze into my crystal ball and see what it shows. The messy, sexy hair Tableau Vivant released for We ❤ Role-Play just adds to the mystique, don’t you think?

the less I seek my source for some definitive, the closer I am to fine

Then, just to add to my musically inspired post, when I looked at Cae’s recent Valentine’s release, I thought of the Kasey Musgraves’ song Follow Your Arrow, which is all about being yourself and having no fucks to give because you can never please everyone anyway. I’ve sort of always held on to that philosophy, at least to some extent. Even as child who was often the verbal punching bag of would-be bullies, I never cared much, and they knew it. Which sort of minimized the impact of their caustic words, particularly since – when provoked – I can have a viper’s tongue, and I’d give better than I got to defend myself (or others that needed it). Which again makes me think, in some ways, of an arrow… something that strikes when unleashed.

The beautiful skin I’m wearing is also at Uber, from Glam Affair. I went for one of the more fantasy inspired makeups, but there are plenty of more natural makeup options, so definitely check it out in person!

Follow your arrow

So… here I sit, with all these heavy philosophical thoughts swirling around in my mind, but hey, at least they have a great soundtrack!

~Lucie

Credits
Glam Affair: Ellie skin – Asia 03 Uber
Buzzeri: Lillian eyes – Amber
Tableau Vivant: Lupe – reds We ❤ Role-Play
ISON: Celestial bell sleeve top, Celestial maxi skirt (both in teal) Uber
Cae: Cupid’s Arrow
Ploom: B.Y.O.B pose 2 (curvy)
Sway’s: Fortune Teller Set Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Turnip’s: Skydome w/enchanted texture hud add on

A place for romance

I needed to create a scene for shooting an ad recently, and I liked it so much I decided to expand on it and blog it! It seemed perfect for the Valentine’s Day season, such as it is. It’s just so sumptuous and feels like a room ready for romance!

A place for romance

~Lucie

Credits
Trompe Loeil: Attic Skybox + Surround
Trompe Loeil: Snow Day Bed White + Drape
Trompe Loeil: Ines Floor Lamp Red Tiles
Sway’s: Love sign – small with nail
Alouette: Happily Ever After Frame Set
Pixel Mode: Sable Vanity
O.M.E.N: #9 Parfum – Black
tres blah: Vanity – Brushes, Platter of Treasures (past Arcade items)
keke: champagne bubblissimo bucket – silver, champagne glass – coupe (past Arcade items)
Atelier Visconti: Brise’ Red Roses Bucket
Atelier Visconti: Vanite’ Armchairs
DIGS: Etienne Side Table
ISPACHI: The Odyssey – Vineyard Platter
Apple Fall: Open book
Kuro & [Con.] – [Just decor] Her slippers (tinted red)
tarte: snow white rug
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Wrapped Roses
Chocolates are from a retired prop pose and are not available